10 reasons why i’m an advocate for women’s liberation

kathyescobar dreams, equality, ex good christian women, jesus is cool, women in ministry 24 Comments

yesterday was international women’s day.  and like usual, i’m always a little late to the party.  some people think i’m a broken record when it comes to women’s equality. i’m glad. i want to use my voice & hands & feet in any small ways i can to shift the tides of inequality & injustice that strip the dignity of women. here’s why i’m pro-woman, pro-equality, pro-liberation-of-half-the-population: 1. i think Jesus was.  every interaction Jesus had with women was to set them free and lift their …

seeds matter.

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i have a black thumb. like if anything green enters my house–plants, flowers, yes even cactuses, within a week or two they are completely dead. it is funny to me that i ended up with this imagery from my post 2 weeks ago–plant new trees.  i was amazed by how so many resonated with it and now i, the worst-grower-of-anything green, am going in for round 2 on the tree metaphor! i also wanted to clarify something important about tree planting.  trees just aren’t “church plants” …

plant new trees.

kathyescobar church stuff, crazy making, equality, ex good christian women, injustice, leadership 57 Comments

“then God said, “let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.” – genesis 1:26, NLT this past week i saw a flurry of facebook posts about john piper’s latest words about  masculine christianity.  i am pretty out of the blog-reading circuit because there are only so many hours in the day and mine are jam packed with people & kids & more kids & more people.  at the same time, i love that challenging conversations are happening and social media is a …

white privilege, male privilege, straight privilege, economic privilege

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i will never know what it’s like to be a person of color.  i can only listen and learn from my friends & family who are. i will never know what it’s like to be gay.  i can only listen and learn from my friends & family who are. i will likely never know what it’s like to be poor and live in section 8 housing.  i can only listen and learn from my friends & family who are. but i do know what it’s like …

why sometimes i get sad

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last month a mainline pastor from a small town outside of denver got in touch with me to see if i would be willing to come speak to their high school’s baccalaureate service in may.  they were looking for a female pastor, someone who would inspire the kids & open up some doors that hadn’t been opened previously by some of the standard baccalaureate sermons/messages. i really appreciated his enthusiasm & desire to press the envelope a little (and the date worked for jose & i …